The Kouga Council yesterday voted in favour of including R 4.5 million into the budget to accommodate the expected expense of saving the sand spit at the St Francis canals from total destruction this winter.
There are serious concerns that high tides and big swell could breach the spit, which protects the canals at St Francis Bay.
A court case was instituted by St Francis residents to ensure some action be taken to protect the spit.
This case will continue in court tomorrow.
It is unfortunate that the situation has landed up in court as there will once again be potential costs involved for the cash strapped Kouga Municipality.